【The China Post 每日精選】:一 | 國際 | 三立新聞網 SETN.COM

【The China Post 每日精選】:一

英文中國郵報 2017/05/20 06:13:00
  • A-
  • A
  • A+

Fire struck yet another nursing home in Taiwan on Friday, this time killing at least four people and injuring more than 50 in a Pingtung facility.


About 150 seniors were in Nanmen Nursing Home when the fire broke out just before 5 a.m.

Four burned to death in their beds on the second floor of the three-story home and 55 were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

Police are probing the cause of the fire, with preliminary investigations pointing to a faulty electrical wiring.

Nanmen Nursing Home was also understaffed on the night of the fire, said Tsai Shu-feng (蔡淑鳳), director-general of the Health Ministry's Department of Nursing and Health Care.

Tsai reported Friday that at the time of the fire, only two nurses and six attendants were on duty — three staff members short of the legal requirement.

Established in 2004 by a private hospital, the nursing home is Pingtung's largest, with 153 residents.

Sixth Nursing Home Fire in Five Years

The incident occurred just two months after a blaze killed four at a retirement home in Taoyuan's Longtan District.

In the past five years alone, there have been at least six major fires at nursing homes.

In most cases, the toll of the inferno was exacerbated by the limited mobility of the residents, the location of their rooms and the inadequate staff response.

A fire last summer killed six at a nursing home on the eighth floor of a New Taipei City building. The wiring of an exhaust fan had sparked, sending flames ripping through a center that was filled with clutter, according to police.

Only four staff members were on duty at the time of the fire, though the center was legally required to have nine.

About 40 physically immobile seniors could not be evacuated from the building in time.

In December 2015, a heater caught fire and sent the fire department rushing to evacuate the 157 residents of a nursing center.

In May 2014, 12 were hurt when a Tainan nursing home was struck by arson.

The arsonist was an employee who told police that she was angered by the long work hours.

In October 2012, another Tainan nursing home was struck by arson, this time by one of its elderly residents.

That fire was started on the second floor and many of the occupants could not be evacuated in time, resulting in 13 dead from smoke inhalation and 55 injured.




    詢問105/10/09 台灣亮起來--素食懷石餐廳(抗癌蔬食王-謝丁壽)的聯絡方式?

    02-2217-1614 仙人居 新北市新店區長春路45號

    詢問105/01/23 文創LIFE--泰式素食餐廳(楊惠京)的聯絡方式?

    02-2322-4956 京品泰味素食 台北市仁愛路二段7號

    詢問106/05/24 鹿港丁家進士古宅的聯絡方式?

    04-778-3488 彰化縣鹿港鎮中山路130號

    詢問106/05/24 創意好神文創館的聯絡方式?

    05-782-0028 雲林縣北港鎮中山路102號

    詢問106/05/18 屏東--海境度假民宿的聯絡方式?

    08-886-9638 LISA 屏東縣恆春鎮紅柴路2-6號

    詢問106/05/23 宜蘭--阿灶師糕渣雞的聯絡方式?

    03-932-6133 宜蘭市環河路25號

    詢問106/05/23 宜蘭--四海居小吃部 (西魯肉)的聯絡方式?

    03-936-8098 宜蘭縣宜蘭市康樂路137巷9號

    詢問106/05/20 台灣亮起來--摩洛哥料理(陳宇生)的聯絡方式?

    02-2732-7296 Tajin塔吉摩洛哥料理 台北市大安區基隆路二段144巷3號

    詢問106/05/23 大稻埕--針線勤(手工藝品)的聯絡方式?


    詢問105/05/23 宜蘭--年年小館(平價合菜)的聯絡方式?

    03-937-3016 宜蘭縣宜蘭市環市東路二段777號
    關於三立 | 關於三立新聞網 | 隱私權政策 | 三立新聞自律守則 | 合作提案窗口 | 企業徵才 | 頻道位置 | 意見反映 | 我要爆料

    ©2017 Sanlih E-Television All Rights Reserved 版權所有 盜用必究 台北市內湖區舊宗路一段159號 02-8792-8888